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Dr. Rita Cheng

(FLASTAFF, Ariz. – Sept. 10, 2018)  - The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will hold a Fall Forum to discuss “Strengthening Your Economic Development Toolbox.”   The conference will be held Oct. 17-19 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff.

The conference is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).

On Thursday, Oct. 18, Dr. Rita Cheng, president of Northern Arizona University, will present a luncheon program on “What NAU Can Put in Your Toolkit.”

Among the other educational sessions at the conference will be:

  • “Business Development Tools”
  • “Retail Trends for Success”
  • “Potential Funding for Economic Development Office Success”
  • “Understanding and Navigating Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Industry”
  • “Leveraging Education to Advance Economic Development”
  • “Riding the Sea Change Wave of Workforce Disruption”
  • “From Tourism to Business Development – Case Studies in Business Attraction”
  • “’New Tool’ – Opportunity Zones”
  • “Local First Overcoming Economic Development Challenges in Rural Communities”
  • “Tribal Roundtable”

Additionally, AAED will present its Golden Prospector Awards honoring successful economic development programs from around the state.

To see the various costs of the conference and to register, visit www.aaed.com/event/ff18.

For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit www.aaed.com.   Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance.

AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.

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